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  • Red Rover, Red Rover...Please Don't Tip Over!
    Red Rover, Red Rover...Please Don't Tip...
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  • At the start of our ride
    At the start of our ride
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  • true state of coal mining in NE Pa.
    true state of coal mining in NE Pa.
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Hazleton Things to Do

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    by KiKitC Written Mar 3, 2007

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    Paragon Adventure Park has over 150 miles of tails throughout the 5500 acre site. Over eight years, they have created the most breataking, most exciting, and most challenging of road trails in the East. Unfortunately, corporate greed is causing the park to find a new location, not an easy task in the day and price range.

    So, we went to the park for a rally to raise money for legal fees. Over 300 vehicles showed that day to show support. We braved record low temperatures and ice covered rocky trails and had the time of our lives!

    Just starting with your off-road adventures? Stay on the easy trails...you'll cross water (not too deep) rocks (not boulders) and hug cliffs!

    Looking to push your rig? Try the black, or the extreme red trails (think you need to have a guide on those) Tally up your damage after you're off the trails...

    Go visit the park, it's open for now, but the weekends are limited. Check out their site for more info and trail maps!

    Gem Give it a Shot Over 300 Vehicles Came Snowy Trails Para-Gone?
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    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel
    • Eco-Tourism

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    by SunnyBay Updated Feb 5, 2004

    This was the most daring thing I have done to date! I recommend going in the fall when all the leaves are turning. What an incredible view! You can opt for a tandem or solo jump. (I went solo!!) The staff was professional, and caring.

    Don Kellner, the jumpmaster, has over 34,000 jumps under his belt. He is in the Guiness Book of World Records!

    You will definately be in good hands with this man!

    I can't believe I did this!
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    • Sky Diving

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    by danmcf Written Nov 5, 2002

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    Besides a refurbished coal breaker, Eckly Miners Village also has a small museum, occasional lectures and civil war/period re-enactments. Besides all this, some of the homes you see here are actually lived in (look closely and you can see a TV aerial)

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    by danmcf Written Oct 7, 2004

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    There are several State Parks close to Hazleton, the Lehigh Gorge State Park being one of them.
    Here you will find the Lehigh Gorge bike trail. It's 26 miles and starts in White Haven and ends in Jim Thorpe. The trail is well maintained and follows the Lehigh River with many feeder streams and waterfalls.

    Equipment: Since the trail is well maintained, most any bike will do. Starting at White Haven it's all downhill and a very easy ride.
    If you don't have a bike, there are several places to rent bikes in the area.

    At the start of our ride
    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • National/State Park

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    by danmcf Written Feb 3, 2003

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    Pocono International Raceway is a short drive away. NASCAR runs 2 events at Pocono during the summer and there are other events throughout the season.

    Equipment: Binoculars and Beer. Unless of course you race in an event there, then you'll need the appropriate motorsports equipment. They have SCCA events and motorcycle racing.
    They occasionally have driving schools too.

    NASCAR racing @ Pocono

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    by danmcf Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Eckley Miners Village. This area was settled partly for the Anthracite coal mined throughout the region. Eckley was a small 'patch' town that was restored by the producers of The Molly McGuires (a Sean Connery movie). Afterwards the town was converted to a 'living museum'.
    This picture is of the coal breaker at Eckley.

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